Human Weight Derivation Through Mosteller's Body Surface Area Applied to Web Camera Images


  • Desirie A. Meriales Malayan Colleges Laguna, Cabuyao City, Laguna 4025 Philippines.
  • Charmaine Anne A. Las Pinas Malayan Colleges Laguna, Cabuyao City, Laguna 4025 Philippines.
  • Adomar L. Ilao Malayan Colleges Laguna, Cabuyao City, Laguna 4025 Philippines.


Human Weight, Body Surface Area, Novel Edge Detection, Image Analysis, Mathlab,


This study implemented computer vision techniques to derive human weight using Mosteller’s body surface area formula to web camera images. It has several stages of image processing and analysis to identify human weight from collected web camera images taken in a controlled environment to lessen computer vision constraints. Using Novel Edge Detection and Otsu Thresholding Algorithm, a human body contour for both front-view and side-view were constructed; and an analysis was done using Mosteller’s body surface area formula in deriving human weight.


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A. Meriales, D., A. Las Pinas, C. A., & L. Ilao, A. (2017). Human Weight Derivation Through Mosteller’s Body Surface Area Applied to Web Camera Images. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(2-3), 141–144. Retrieved from